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8

March 22 – May 13, 2017

Mirroring the structure of its title number, balance and strength are at the center of 8, the spring group show at Elizabeth Houston Gallery on Orchard Street. Showcasing works from sixteen artists, the bi-level exhibition explores a number of materials, themes, and representations through painting, collage, and photography.

Upstairs, a large blue and yellow Gary Stephen work “expands the experience of picture space,” incorporating formalist tools to explore surrealist notions. A pair of Collin Chillag’s purposely-unfinished pieces from his State Fair (2016) series sits next to a plastic and acrylic on canvas work by Brooklyn-based Adrian Tone. A striking portrait by Celeste Rapone evokes the formality of the Dutch Golden age in colors reminiscent of a 1980s boardwalk. Atlanta mixed media artist Scott Ingram’s use of nail polish… more